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Poster: Eight Bit Bandit Date: May 19, 2008 8:33pm
Forum: movies Subject: DuMont Network programs

Any chance the DuMont programs here (i.e., Captain Video, Sense and Nonsense, Rocky King) could be uploaded in MPEG1? I'd like to be able to edit them and use them for stuff.

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Poster: rocket Date: May 27, 2008 11:01pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: DuMont Network programs

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You can convert mp4 files to Mpeg-1,
or a variety of other formats,
using the freeware program "AviDemux".

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: May 20, 2008 6:19pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: DuMont Network programs

I would love to upload them in mpeg1, But my internet connection is very slow (Australia has one of the slowest internet services in the western world). Did you enjoy "Rocky King, Detective"? I wish somebody would review those items.

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Poster: klewsew Date: May 20, 2008 6:44pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: DuMont Network programs

I watched Rocky King live and it was live! Remembering this was in the early days of TV, the cast forgot lines, booms and cameras showed up on air accidentally, backstage sounds, used a cap pistol in a studio "alley", and I could go on and on. IMHO one of the great early, live shows. As a native New Yorker, we had a fancy Dumont TV to watch the Dumont Network on channel 5.

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: May 20, 2008 7:46pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: DuMont Network programs

Yep, It is a facinating example of early TV. It's also the only DuMont Network show to be commercially released on DVD. I'm searching for more DuMont Network programming to upload, I've found a list of kinescopes that exist at the UCLA:
http://members.aol.com/cingram/television/dumonta5.htm
Too bad nobody looked after DuMomt's archive after they went defunct.

This post was modified by Robin_1990 on 2008-05-21 02:46:57